MATRIX:MIDLAND "Winter Escape" Series

Jan 21, 2013, 07:30 ET from Midland Center for the Arts

Illusions, Song and Dance at Midland Center for the Arts

MIDLAND, Mich., Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Shake off the winter blahs with the "Winter Escape" Series from MATRIX:MIDLAND, bringing "Big City" professional performances to Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region for 35 years!

First, it's The Jason Bishop Show on Friday, February 8, at 8 p.m. From his breathtaking "Double Levitation" to his cutting edge "Op-Art" and "Plasma" illusions, America's Hottest Young Illusionist performs stunning and original state-of-the-art magic. He packs each family-friendly show full of wit and his unique brand of "smart magic" – amazing sleight of hand, exclusive grand illusions and even close-up magic projected onto huge screens. No other illusionist displays such a diverse array of talents to deliver a show with a totally modern energy and an outstanding rock and pop soundtrack. Tickets are $26 for adults; $16 for students.

Up next is Brian Vander Ark in Concert on Friday, February 22, at 8 p.m. Following big success as lead singer and principal songwriter for The Verve Pipe, Michigan's Brian Vander Ark has flourished as a solo artist and has released three acclaimed albums. His gift is one of tremendous storytelling expressed through melodies and rhythms that are unique, riveting and entirely gripping. Tickets start at $15.

Finally, discover the beauty of dance with MOMIX "BOTANICA" on Friday, March 15, at 8 p.m. Always an audience favorite, MOMIX defies categorization as easily as its dancers defy gravity. With an eclectic score ranging from birdsong to Vivaldi, "BOTANICA" reveals nature's changing imagery, showing off the endless energy of the superb MOMIX performers, with costumes, video projections and custom-made props and puppetry that become an extension of the dancers' limbs. "BOTANICA" is the perfect show for the entire family. Tickets start at $28 for adults; $18 for students.

All MATRIX:MIDLAND "Winter Escape" Series events take place in the Auditorium of Midland Center for the Arts, 1801 W. Saint Andrews Rd., Midland, MI. Tickets are available by calling the MCFTA Ticket Office at 800-523-7649 or at

MATRIX:MIDLAND presents professional, world-class entertainment to the mid-Michigan region. For over 30 years, Matrix has hosted an extraordinary schedule of cutting-edge entertainment including cinema, music, comedy, family programs, world-renowned authors and more. 

SOURCE Midland Center for the Arts